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Government to set up anti-human trafficking taskforce

Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) says the government will set up a national anti-human trafficking group coordinated by the police. She made the announcement in an...

Study: Women arriving for family reunification slower to find work

Migrant women arriving in Finland for family reunification are slower to find work than other new arrivals - with the opposite being true for...

First group of child migrants arrives in Mediterranean deal

The first group of children and young people from refugee camps in the Mediterranean region arrived in Finland on Wednesday. The 24 minors, aged 10...

Migri reports record high numbers of trafficked people seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says there was a big rise in the number of victims of human trafficking that they helped during 2019. Migri's...

Kela to stop most foreign language telephone services

The Finnish Social Insurance Institution Kela is to stop offering phone services in Arabic, Somali and Russian after Christmas. The agency says there have been...

Foreigners in Finland trust people, police and the president

Foreigners in Finland are more likely to trust native Finnish people than compatriots from their homeland; have a strong confidence in the police and...

Asylum applications in Finland set to fall for fourth year in...

The number of people applying for asylum in Finland has fallen for the fourth year in a row. It's a further indication that while there...

Growing number of asylum seekers from Turkey

The number of people from Turkey arriving in Finland to claim asylum in Finland has grown to the point that Turks were the second...

Almost half of Finns oppose taking in rescued Mediterranean migrants

Almost half of people in Finland – 47% – oppose taking in migrants who are rescued in the Mediterranean, according to a new poll...

Racism at work: only 10% of Somali job applicants get interview

Only 10% of job applications from people with Somali names lead to a job interview in a large-scale study carried out by Finland's Ministry...